Toshia Chayil Chanokhavi believes in the power of transcendence. As the owner of Hair Extension Room, she empowers women to go beyond the possibilities of their natural hair with custom extensions, wigs, and feather fittings. HER proprietary HER line, which features 100% human hair, extends tresses up to 14 inches for an elongated silhouette or an upcoming Tesla coil demonstration. Along with hair lengthening, Toshia’s studio also deftly executes traditional salon services, including haircuts, coloring, and straightening.
Elixir Salon & Day Maker's stylists add texture to hair with an unconventional substance?marshmallow. Marshmallow root, that is. It's one of the many botanically based Aveda lotions, oils, and creams the salon favors. Their makeups, for example, might be made from Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, or the anti-oxidants of ripe berries.
But amid the bazaar of natural products, one still finds the sleek plastic casing of modern technology. Elixir's signature HeadMapping process applies highlights systematically, while the microdermabrasion smoothes away signs of age with a crystal wand. Continuous education keeps the stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists abreast of the latest trends and techniques in their fields without calling a psychic hotline.
Natalie Boone wants her self-named salon to do one thing: create looks that enhance her clients? self-images. To do this, she has mastered modern haircare techniques, such as highlights, lowlights, keratin treatments, extensions, and trendy haircuts. She relies on high-quality Joico and Rusk products during her services to keep hair feeling better than a dolphin that?s just discovered water slides.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Aveda for Men, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
The follicle fanatics at Pro-Cuts treat every client they encounter to adept, speedy styling. Unruly tendrils metamorphose into well-tamed hair sculptures in styles, that range from old-school classics to contemporary interpretations of industrial smokestacks, and products from Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Matrix Biolage assist the professional choppers in crafting and cementing each coif. From start to finish, the service takes about 20 minutes (depending on hair length), giving clients the remainder of the afternoon to weave cuttings into doll wigs.